Howl at the Moon is a dueling piano bar located behind Sully’s and Hard Rock Café tucked away in a corner; despite it’s out of the way location, this bar has managed to become a veteran on a street when the life span is increasingly short. Howl opened in 2005, second to Sully’s, and has been creating laughs and entertainment for almost a decade. While the business is a corporate one, Brad Lawton, the General Manager, and Mike Herrman, the Assistant Manager, have both been at Howl since it opened. The two started at the bottom and worked their way up so a small town bar feel exists among them, the other 4 employees who have been with Howl since 2005, and the regulars who know the employees by name. The piano players play a variety of other instruments such as: banjos, guitars, and even a key-tar. The seven piano players vary in age starting at 21 and have some have been there for 6 years. They take requests and play anything from ballads, rock, country, to rap. Majority of Howl at the Moons have done away with “Showtime” a period during the show when the waiting staff will jump on stage and dance to hits such as “Time Warp” and “Grease Lightning” but Brad and his staff still rock out at least 2-3 times a night and have even integrated such dances as “Gangnam Style” and “Country Girl” into the mix. The fun ensues with Happy Hours, Themed nights, a shot girl, and a beer tub on the weekends. Howl tends to draw a working crowd rather than the meat market seekers of the other bars of Fourth St so the environment is all its own. If interested Howl can be booked for private parties, entertainment included, and also offers a Rockstar program that allows regulars to drink for up to 50% off, which is unheard of on 4th.
Photo courtesy of Howl at the Moon Louisville Facebook.